Category: December 2020

Wine Club Fundraiser for Kare Bears

Culver Stone (left), President of the PebbleCreek Wine Club, presented Tom Meek (right), President of the Kare Bears, with a check for $6,493.65 on Nov. 4. That donation brings the PebbleCreek Wine Club’s financial support of Kare Bears, over the last three years, to $26,493.65.

Culver Stone, President, PebbleCreek Wine Club In the pre-COVID-19 days, the club did fundraising during the December Gala. Donations in those times were raised from silent auctions and raffles, which offered fine wines, tours of wineries in Napa Valley, and cruises on the Douro River in Portugal. This year, the club’s board decided to auction wines that…

Wine Club Honors Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey (left) and Culver Stone (right)

Culver Stone, President At a recent board meeting, the PebbleCreek Wine Club recognized Thomas “Tom” Bailey for his outstanding service as the former president. COVID-19 had prevented the board from presenting a gift to Tom during the April 2020 wine club dinner. The belated recognition for Tom’s service was a magnum of 2008 Coach Insignia…

Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Left to right: Brittany Brown, Karen Reuland, Apryl Fergus, Ruth Walsh, Corrie Copple, Gale Baldasare, and Maureen McCann

Gale Baldasare Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the annual Holiday Toy Drive drop off! Please bring a new, unwrapped gift, cash, gift card, or non-perishable food item to Eagle’s Nest parking lot (across from Activities Office). All donations will be distributed by the Goodyear Fire Dept. in conjunction with the city…

Holidays and Alzheimer’s

Teri Sellers Thanksgiving and Christmas can be wonderful and magical. It is time for families and friends to get together, but this year families that have a loved one with dementia have the added burden of dealing with COVID-19. In normal times, the holidays are often filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter, and memories. We…

PC Singles Celebrate Halloween

Jan Hansen Although the PC Singles Club could not hold the traditional Halloween party this year, some members found a way to celebrate Halloween by dressing in costumes and gathering at Sunrise Park to socialize on Saturday evening. Small groups of members attended an outing to the Desert Botanical Garden on Oct. 13 and the Wildlife World…

Pickleball Players Are Back on the Tournament Circuit

Gold Medalists 4.5 Skill Level, Age 50+, Andrea Dilger and Steve Manns

Cynthia Schwartz PebbleCreek Pickleball Club players are back on the tournament circuit. In October, 451 players participated in the Arizona Open at the Mesa Tennis Center in Gene Autry Park. This event was a Pro-Am tournament, drawing some of the top professional players in the sport and amateur players from Alaska to Florida. Thirteen members…

Pet of the Month

Meena

Jim Ellison Hi! My name is Meena, and I am five years old. I was born in Colorado and just made it through my third summer here. Wow, was it hot this year! I had to wait until after sundown to take my walks, which weren’t as long as normal. I had to wear my…